Archive for February, 2009

News from OmBase – February 23rd Edition

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

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Welcome Spring Potluck!
SUN March 22
1-5 pm

We are stepping into our 5th month of operation! and we think it’s time for a celebration…

We’d like to invite you all to a Welcome Spring Potluck on Sun, March 22, from 1-5 pm and we’d love it if you would join us. A fabulous cake from Baker & Spice will be served and other yummy things to eat! Please bring some food/drinks to share.

New Website & New Blog

Other new happenings at Om Base are a new website which we’ll be launching soon. It will have more information and will be easier to navigate. We’re also resurrecting our blog….Stay tuned!


PM Yoga Immersion/Todd

M/W/F  3/2-3/25
7:15-8:45 pm

Cost: $135-$180 sliding scale

You have the option to take another yoga immersion in the evenings this month. Starting  MON 3/2 to 3/25 (there is no class on WED 3/11 & FRI 3/13, so immersion finishes later than the usual 3 wks). Please go here to read  more on immersions.

AM Yin Yoga series/Todd
M/W/F  3/2-3/20
7-8 am

Cost: $108-133 sliding scale

Yin yoga is offered in the mornings this month, for a 3 week series with Todd. Please go onto our class schedule to read more about yin yoga.

Chakra Meditation/Nicole
FRI March 13
7:30-8:30 pm

Nicole Asprocolas

Cost: $15-20 sliding scale. Pre-registration/payment

Relax and unwind your body and mind as your soul rejuvenates from the blissful frequencies of the Singing Quartz Crystal bowls*……

The singing quartz crystal bowls holds the vibration of white light which ultimately refracts into the rainbow palette and acts directly on our chakras when the bowls are played. The bowls are specifically designed to correlate to a particular chakra and each correspond to a particular musical note.  The color red vibrates at the slowest frequency and corresponds to the musical note C bowl and the root chakra, while the color violet has the highest vibrating frequency and corresponds to the musical note B bowl and the crown chakra.

*side effects may include: a balanced energy field, the feeling of blissfulness, rejuvenation, relaxation, personal well-being, peacefulness, and a greater connection to your higher self, Mother Earth and to the Source of All that Is.

No prior experience necessary. Please bring a pillow, yoga mat, and blanket for your comfort. We also provides some props.

For more information about Nicole, visit her website at

Alana Weintraub

Family Yoga/Alana
SUN March 15
2-3:30 pm

Cost: $10/adult $5/child

Family Yoga arrives at Om Base!

Please join Alana for this fun class that involves all members of the family!

Please pre-register and let us know how many there are in your family.

Community Breathe!/Margaret
SUN March 15
4-6 pm

Cost: $25 Pre-registration/payment. $30 at the door

Margaret Townsend

A breath workshop lead by Margaret Townsend…

Bringing our breath back to our lives means we have the ability to live with more energy, to calm and balance the nervous system in the moment, to have a health promoting, stress relieving ‘tool’, and to know that our breath is a comforting companion that allows us to willingly meet whatever life brings to us.

Margaret is a certified breathing facilitator with over 20 years experience using various holistic practices to assist others in stress management and self-awareness. Please see her website The Living Breath for more information.

Shamanic Sound Healing/Dagmar
SUN March 22
6:30-8:30 pm


Cost: $25 pre-registration/payment.  $30 at the door.

Explore the healing power of sound.
In the way of the Shamanic tradition, Dagmar will lead you through a sound journey to help release blocks and discordant energies, restore a sense of wholeness and well-being and connect you with your own inner guidance.

Through the sound of her voice, Shamanic tools and instruments such as drums, rattles and singing bowls, rituals unfold that awaken your heart’s intelligence and serve as a gateway to transformation and awareness.

Dagmar focuses her practice on the integration of mind, body and spirit by helping individuals understand their greater potential through the clearing of old patterns, attachments and energies that no longer serve them.

Trained in Shamanic work, sound healing, Spiritual Response Therapy and Reiki, Dagmar helps individuals come into balance and connect more deeply to their soul’s path. Feel free to contact Dagmar for more information at 503.490.3671 or

Please go to our class & event schedule to read more about this.

Yin Yoga & Sound Healing/Jay, Tom & Jen
FRI March 27
7:15-9:45 pm

Cost: $25 pre-registration/payment, $30 at the door.

Jay FieldsAn evening of total relaxation and healing resonance…  Tom & Jen will bring their orchestra of healing chimes, singing bowls, and didgeridoos and play while we ease into an hour and a half of Yin Yoga followed by an hour-long sound healing in savasana. You are invited to relax and to let the vibrations of the sound waves ease into your body and find their own way to the spots that need it the most.

Yin yoga is a totally restorative form of yoga in which you stay in supported seated or supine poses for a few minutes at a time while all of your body-mind’s holding patterns melt away. It’s perfect for people who are new to yoga and the perfect balance for yang-centered practices.

More information about Jay Fields
About Tom Lange and Jen Ervast

Community Acupuncture/Joseph
SUN March 29
11:45-12:45 pm

Cost: $15-$35 sliding scale (cash or checks preferred)

Joseph GoldfedderThis past Sunday we had our first Community Acupuncture at Om Base and it was fabulous.

We’ve decided to repeat it next month….It’s right after Todd’s yoga class on Sun, and you can come to class and stay, or show up for it after the yoga class is over.

Joseph will take some time with each of you and will place needles on your body as you relax deeply on a yoga mat.

Community Acupuncture’s goal is to make acupuncture more affordable and accessible by offering it in a communal setting for a sliding scale ranging $15- 35 a treatment. The idea to combine Yoga and Acupuncture together is to enhance the effects of  both practices.  By integrating the mind and body we enable our bodies a greater healing potential.  Acupuncture assists us by in tapping into our energy reserves, increase our energy flow as well as promoting sense of well being.  Our bodies do the rest.

Joseph Goldfedder, L.Ac., completed his Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in New Mexico in 2006.  He initially moved to Portland to co-found Brooklyn Community Acupuncture. In his practice he believes in the integration of art and medicine, creativity and spirit.

Please go to our class & event schedule to read more about this event.

Discover Yoga!
SUN March 29
2-3:30 pm

FREE for new students

Let your friends know we offer a free class for new students on the last Sun of each month… They can find out about our studio, our teachers and practice some yoga.